Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12-14-11 San Franciso Palace Hotel Gingerbread Houses & Christmas Tree

Golden Gate Bridge made out of Gingerbread

I had my Deposition with the courts in San Francisco this morning.  This is for the accident that I had nearly two years ago.  It was the other guy's fault, and his insurance company does not want to pay very much, so which is why we are going to go to court!

I don't drive in San Francisco because I don't know my way around down there, and there are just too many one way streets.  So I had a neighbor who was kind enough to take me and wait for me.

When I came out, the Palace Hotel was right across the street, so my neighbor took me inside to show me around.  I have never ever been inside there before.  Mainly he wanted to show me the giant Christmas tree that they had up in the middle of the dinning room.  It was stunning.  I couldn't even begin to guess how tall that tree was.  I guess I should have asked somebody, but I didn't.
Palace Hotel Christmas Tree

People were eating lunch or whatever, and they didn't seem to mind that we were taking pictures.  The chanderliers were stunning, really a beautiful room.

Just off to our right from this Christmas tree photo, they have quite a few Gingerbread houses up.  I didn't get the names on all of them, so you will just have to kind of go along with the flow.  I "kind of" remember a few of them, but not all.
Victorian Houses

I don't really remember the name of this one, but as you can tell they are of the Victorian Houses in San Francisco.  Truly the photos do not do them justice.  Up close and personal, they were really stunning, and amazing.

I Left my Heart in San Francisco

Now you all should know this one!  I left my heart in San Francisco!  Again, photo does not do it justice.  The handiwork is very meticulous on  the gingerbread houses.  It just doesn't show up in the photos.

This one had something to do with Santa and his Reindeer.

Underneath all the gingerbread houses they had the name of the person who made it and what the name of the house is.  Course I didn't get photos of that, as then you wouldn't be able to see the houses themselves.

To make this about Dannii, he's still holding his own, still eating.  Just still having problems getting him to eat his flaxseed oil and cottage cheese, unless I mix something in with it, then he will eat it.  Like I said before, he used to eat it by itself, and even lick the bowl clean, not anymore, I have to mix something that he likes, or he won't eat it. :>(

Ok now, you all come back again, now hear?


  1. These gingerbread houses are amazing! I can't believe the things people can make out of pastries and frosting. Maybe you should have taken a little gingerbread home for Dannii!


  2. Barb Barber(Basenji Slave)December 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Oh those ginger bread houses were so beautiful..that tree looks at least 25-30 feet tall...How fun!! Never been to San Fran before
    Thanks for sharing...(((hugs)))

  3. There were no "free" samples of any of the gingerbread. Yes it would have been nice to be able to bring some home.

    As I said the photos don't really do justice to the houses, the details were just unbelievable.

    San Fran is a beautiful city, but the traffic is horrendous! Too many one way streets, and people just walk right out in front of you, cars pull in front of you, its a mad house.